March 3rd, 2020

Miami’s Barry University Wins 1st-ever Division II Women’s Indoor Tennis Championship

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The No. 1-ranked Barry Buccaneers won the inaugural 2020 ITA Division II Women’s Indoor Championship over the weekend, defeating Hawai’i Pacific 4-0 at the host University of Central Oklahoma facility in Edmond, Okla.

Riding a wave after winning back-to-back DII NCAA championships, the Barry women remain undefeated in 2020 and atop the NCAA women’s tennis rankings.

“We played as a team three great matches in a place we are really not used to playing,” said Barry women’s head coach Avi Kigel. “It was the first goal of the season to try and win it and I’m very proud of everybody. Hopefully we can continue this way and keep winning and put ourselves in a position to win more championships.”

In the semifinals, Barry beat No. 5 seed Nova Southeastern 4-2, while No. 6-seeded Hawai’i Pacific upset No. 2 Columbus State 4-3.

Playing the six singles position for Barry from Nos. 1-6 in the final were senior Jil Engelmann who was undefeated during the tournament, Xiyao Wang, Julie Razafindranaly, Daniela Farfan, Mariia Skyba and Eleonore Barrere.

The event featured seven of the eight teams within the Top 10 programs in the Oracle ITA rankings.

At the men’s Division II indoor tournament the Barry men lost to Columbus State in the final 4-0.

Next up for the lady Bucs will be an immediate regular-season rematch with Hawai’i Pacific at the USTA National Campus in Orlando on Friday, March 6.

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